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Marilyn Monroe’s Neptune is in the first house, not too far from the Ascendent. We will start with mentioning Neptune as a way to access the depth of the Black Moon and how it is a most interesting feature of Marilyn’s chart.
If Neptune is dreaming, inspiration, fantasy, illusion, delusion, romance, fogginess, anesthetic, the collective unconscious, inebriation, compassion, poetry, film, smokescreens, merging, secrets, universal connection, poisons, drugs, conception, seeding, then from what we know about her life story, Marilyn embodied just about all of these at one time or another.
Black Moon Lilith is also in the 1st house. Black Moon Lilith is an imaginary chart point representing amongst other things, the “dark side” of our nature. Primal sexuality, guilt, envy, fear, depth, female power, vengeance, empowerment, seduction.
The Black moon casts these flavours into the t-square in Marilyn’s chart being in conjunction with Neptune in the 1st house, square Saturn in the 4th house, square moon and Jupiter in the 7th house. Marilyn’s projection of emotional fantasy through her persona, challenged by her own sense of security takes on a powerful urgency which must be expressed and processed outwards. This set up reflects Marilyn’s personal emotional journey. She was an adored icon and a vulnerable human being.
Black Moon Lilith is in close trine aspect to Marilyn’s Venus in Aries. In fact it is the closest aspect to Venus in the chart. Venus is of course conjunct Chiron – an aspect in itself that can speak to great adventures and lessons with the love energy and journeys to do with wounding and healing. That Lilith feeds into this conjunction in trine aspect adds deep intensity to the youthful fiery Venus in Aries. Does it resonate with the idea of using sexuality to gain love, to experience the Chironic journey through love, with the gift being to come to terms with a personal philosophy around how to use the intense Lilith power?
Black Moon Lilith is in tight quincunx to Uranus in the deep 8th house of merging, other people’s resources, sex and death. The quincinx is not an entirely comfortable aspect, one which is often said to require constant adjustment between the energies involved. So the Black moon function in the horoscope, needs to continually adjust to eccentric or perhaps unpredictable sexuality, gains through others, the drawing of self worth through others. Mars is in the 8th house as well reinforcing themes of a primal, survival nature.
A final observation about the Black Moon. It is exactly conjunct the one of the brightest fixed stars in the sky, Regulus (actually it moves a degree every 72 years). This is the “Heart of the Lion” in the constellation of Leo, a Royal star. Regulus is said to bestow great riches and fame.http://www.darkstarastrology.com http://www.aquamoonlight.co.uk